Poovar is a lovely island with long stretches of glowing sand, serene surroundings and refreshing gentle breeze. It is a small rustic town situated 27 kms from Thiruvananthapuram with unspoilt, unexplored beaches and beautiful backwaters of Kerala highlighting the most striking features of the town.
The most beguiling Poovar Island in Kerala or the God's own country, is the abode of natural beauty. Known for its pristine charm, the island is flocked by peace-lovers. Also known as a fishing village, the tranquil island lies between the Arabian Sea and the Neyyar River. The point where the sea, river and the land meets is a rare find in Kerala and is a natural wonder.
Flanked by the Arabian Sea, Neyyar River and Kerala backwaters, you will find swaying coconut trees, banana vegetation, and a lot of other examples of flora and fauna. The island has golden coloured sand and the bewitching sunset gives a perfect background for a romantic date. Since the water is not suitable for swimming, there are no beach activities here. However a cruise to neighboring village amid the clear blue water is possible and could be an unforgettable experience. Poovar is mainly inhabited by the fishing community and it is an ideal getaway to explore the intriguing culture and traditions of the locals. An estuary located adjacent to the Poovar Island is an admiring natural wonder with only the sounds of birds chirping and waves roaring.
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- Carry a pair of sport shoes for there will be a lot of walking and hiking around.
- Carry a camera to capture the charming beauty of the town.
- Plan your trip in winter season or summers but avoid monsoon due to heavy rainfall.
About 40kms from the trivandrum airport. We selected this place over kovalam beach. Kovalam is very famous and that is a problem, makes it very crowded. Poovar is peaceful. Good resorts around the beach and lake.
Poovar is an isolated and unspoilt ecotourism spot in Kerela. Well-known for its clean and golden sandy beach with serene backwaters.
Tropical weather characterised by high humidity due to the coastal area.
Poovar is perfect for travellers who look for unexplored places. It is equally suitable for a family holiday or getaway or a private time for a honeymoon.